Health Archive
13 February 2015, 07:17 AM ET
A 17-month-old girl went to the hospital over what doctors thought was a scorpion sting. Only later did they realize the real cause of her condition.
12 February 2015, 05:49 PM ET
A sword or the "top spike of a bill or halberd" caused a major sharp force trauma to the base of the English monarch's skull according to School of Archaeology and Ancient Histor and the East Midlands Forensic Pathology Unit.
12 February 2015, 02:52 PM ET
Doctors who take care of very sick Ebola patients may feel socially isolated, but surprisingly, they may not feel more stressed, a new study from Germany suggests.
12 February 2015, 02:01 PM ET
A new protein is helping researchers to see brain activity in real time as never before.
12 February 2015, 10:27 AM ET
For college students, the pressure of graduating on time, studying for exams and ultimately planning for a career can lead to increased anxiety, stress and even depression. But now, there’s a new item to add to the list: student loans.
12 February 2015, 07:02 AM ET
A woman experienced months-long headaches after a traumatic injury in a Pilates Reformer class caused spinal fluid to leak out of her spinal cord.
11 February 2015, 09:09 PM ET
When a pregnancy ends unexpectedly through a miscarriage, a woman may recover physically long before she heals from it emotionally.
11 February 2015, 08:03 PM ET
Hepatitis is the inflammation of the liver, which is most often caused by a viral infection.
11 February 2015, 07:52 PM ET
Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that involves inflammation in all or part of the digestive tract.
11 February 2015, 07:45 PM ET
Studies have shown that devices such as magnetic bracelets have no more benefit than devices without magnets, in essence demonstrating the placebo effect magnets have on their users.
11 February 2015, 06:30 PM ET
To treat people who are obese, doctors need to move beyond simply telling their patients to eat less and exercise more, some researchers argue.
11 February 2015, 05:54 PM ET
Misfit Flash is an activity and sleep tracker that you can wear on your wrist, clip onto your belt or dangle from your keychain.
11 February 2015, 04:03 PM ET
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is on the rise. The condition, caused by immune cells gathering in the esophagus, makes it "progressively harder to swallow," according to Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
11 February 2015, 03:53 PM ET
People with mental disorders are two times more likely to die early than their peers in the general population — and not just because of factors like suicide, a new study suggests.
11 February 2015, 12:02 PM ET
The actor talks about support systems to aid in recover from substance abuse. He also mentions the importance of actors creating an accurate portrayal of a character with a mental illness or addiction.
10 February 2015, 07:47 PM ET
Older men may want to put down that glass of wine, reports a new study, which found that only women ages 65 or older may benefit from drinking alcohol, and even that is subject to debate.
10 February 2015, 07:31 PM ET
The gallbladder is a small organ that is used to store bile, which breaks up the fat in food.
10 February 2015, 05:30 PM ET
A newborn baby girl was born pregnant with her own twins.
10 February 2015, 05:27 PM ET
"Measles parties" that intentionally expose unvaccinated children to the illness are not a good idea, health officials said this week.
10 February 2015, 12:15 PM ET
Test subjects at Penn State were presented letters and numbers arranged in a square, then were asked to recall the corner in which a certain letter or number appeared (easily completed).
10 February 2015, 12:07 PM ET
To combat bad health information on the web, Google announced that it's rolling out a new feature to bring fact-checked, doctor-vetted medical data up front when users search for conditions like pink eye, concussions and measles.
10 February 2015, 12:00 PM ET
A growing number of kids and adults in the United States are practicing yoga, according to new results from a government survey on complementary medicine.
10 February 2015, 11:03 AM ET
Many smartphone apps are just as good as wearable devices at tracking physical activity, a new study suggests.
10 February 2015, 10:44 AM ET
Researchers have created a cap that electrically stimulates the brain’s medial frontal cortex. Initial studies have shown a boost in learning and improved decision-making with its use.
10 February 2015, 10:25 AM ET
A new Pew survey found that 83 percent of adults in the United States view vaccines — such as MMR vaccine — as safe for healthy children. But that figure changes depending on the age of the person you ask.
10 February 2015, 07:27 AM ET
Desks that have built-in treadmills may help people walk more at the office, but workers who use the equipment still don't get enough exercise to meet recommendations, a new study finds.
09 February 2015, 11:47 PM ET
The number you see when you step on the scale doesn't tell the whole story about how healthy (or unhealthy) you may be.
09 February 2015, 10:04 PM ET
Detox therapies and cleansing practices are based on a misunderstanding about how the human body works. They can also be harmful rather than healthful.
09 February 2015, 04:00 PM ET
People who are under a lot of stress don't recover from heart attacks as well as those who feel less pressure, new research shows.
09 February 2015, 01:30 PM ET
Medical alert systems can keep seniors living independently longer with the knowledge that help is only the push of a button away. These systems are important given the danger of falls among older adults.
09 February 2015, 11:44 AM ET
In this U.Mass study, parents of one group of 6 to 9-month-olds gave unique names to pictures of objects; another called all objects of the same type by their generic label.